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    September 14, 2011
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capitol hill. an election that says a lot perhaps about the mood of the country. >> good morning. and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs on this wednesday, the 14th day of september, 2011. taking a live look outside this morning. still dark. sun is not up for a little while, almost an hour from now, i think. we have 68 degrees. tom is here to tell us about the forecast. right now the moon is flooding the sky with silver, and it's just about full. here's what's happening the last 12 hours. a cluster of showers rolling through illinois and into indiana. that's ahead of a cool front that will be changing our weather here by this evening. between now and then, we'll have a beautiful day. september morning now. low and mid-60s throughout most of the region. it's in the upper 60s in washington. near 70 right now near the chesapeake bay. out of the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, many locations have dipped into the mid and upper 50s.
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parts of the shenandoah valley as well, especially the central part and up around the blue ridge into the mid-50s as well. a beautiful morning under way. there's a live picture from the city camera overlooking the washington skyline and potomac river. sunrise at 6:48. and we'll be in the mid-70s by 9:00. beautiful morning. by noontime, into the low 80s. feeling like summer this afternoon. dress accordingly. we'll have highs reaching the low to mid-80s midafternoon. a great motorcycle and convertible day. this evening you'll want to put that convertible top up. could get showers. look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> you'll be seeing red 270 making your way south. very slow from route 85. then, in fact, you're going to be jammed as you head towards clarksburg. once you get to clarksburg, you're going to get some relief. but then traffic is going to pick up once again. when you get to shady grove. this is where i'm seeing more volume. so far at shady grove, you're not jammed. that's a good thing. volume is increasing as you head towards the spur. in both directions on 270, i
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don't see any accidents for you there. traveling 66, busy as well. again, clear in both directions, both inside and outside of the beltway. and traveling 95, this is a view from the occoquan. the headlights coming towards us is traffic coming from dale city, and i am seeing an increase as you make your way towards fairfax county parkway. eun, back to you. >> danella, thanks so much. 6:02 now. new from overnight, police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man inside the home on the 4600 block of garrett avenue in beltsville. news 4's tracee wilkins is live on the scene with overnight developments. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. police just cleared the scene a little while ago, meaning they've wrapped up their investigation inside of the home and are now moving on to the next phase. part of that phase, to try to develop suspect information. let me show you what it looked like earlier. prince george's county police tell us they responded to this home around 12:30 a.m. for the
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report of shots fired here. once they arrived, they discovered a man had been shot in this house. this is an adult male, most likely in his 20s. he was taken to the hospital, where he died. the other side of all of this which complicates things a bit is that this house was full of people at the time. what police are now trying to figure out is was the suspect already in the home, or did the suspect invade the home and then shoot this man? because they're trying to figure that all out, we still don't have information on a suspect at this point. they've also not released the name of the victim yet. all of those folks who were in the house have been taken to police headquarters and are now being questioned. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning in beltsville. eun, back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thank you. also new from overnight, the attack on the u.s. embassy and other buildings in kabul, afghanistan is now over. afghan government officials say all of the attackers are dead from the 20-hour fire fight we brought you. this is breaking news as it happened yesterday morning. the u.s. ambassador says six or
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seven rocket propelled grenades hit inside the perimeter of the embassy. no one was injured. the taliban is taking credit for the attack. new today, the two american hikers detained in iran will not be released any time soon apparently. iran's judiciary says it is still reviewing the details of the bail agreement in the case. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad told ann curry of the "today" show that shane bauer and josh fattal will be released in a couple of days. but he has no authority in the release of prisoners. 6:04. a big and surprising win for the gop. republican bob turner won the seat once held by democrat anthony weiner. the results of the special election came late last night. weiner resigned in june after he
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posted several embarrassing pictures on the internet. the heavily democratic district has never sent a republican to the house. this is seen as a referendum on president obama's economic policies. the president will head to raleigh, north carolina. it's his fifth speech in just seven days. the president is urging congress to pass the plan he says will create more than 2 million jobs. now republicans are pushing back over how the bill will be paid for. the president's plan proposes spending nearly $400 billion in spending while at the same time a congressional super committee is looking for trillions of dollars in savings. >> debt has gone up by 40% because it was financed with borrowing, and he wants to go down that same path again. >> the fastest way to reduce the deficit in the short term is to put americans back to work. >> house speaker john boehner will introduce his own jobs plan tomorrow. 6:05 is our time. "u.s. news and world
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welcome back. the obama family may have to look for another place to vacation. the summer white house, where the obama family has stayed every summer since 2009 s up for sale. the blue heron farm is listed at $22.7 million. it features a 5,000 square foot house with four bedrooms, a media room, and wine cellar. there's a pool, tennis court, par 3 golf course, and plenty of waterfront views. the obamas rented the property for $50,000 a week. you know, joe, you've always been looking for a beach house. this is something you might take a look at. >> if the obamas are looking for someplace nice, since the girls moved out, we have a couple of
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nice rooms in derwood. >> you were always such a good ambassador to your neighborhood. >> it would be nice. let's check on the forecast. here's tom kierein. he is in stormcenter 4. is that a beautiful picture of the wilson bridge? what is that? >> looks like washington harbor. the national harbor area. beautiful shot there. we have got the sky filled with moon light on this wednesday morning, the 14th day of september. we've got a beautiful september morning under way. there's the view from space. we have some high clouds, though, beginning to drift into kentucky and ohio. that's ahead of a cool front that's triggering showers and thunder showers in illinois and indiana right now. right now it's just near 60 in fairfax, montgomery, and prince george's counties. arlington and the district right now in the mid and upper 60s. right near the chesapeake bay near 70. weather watchers much of northern neck and eastern shore in the 60s.
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shenandoah valley and mountains only in the 50s. sunrise at 6:48. that's getting later and later. by 9:00 we'll be in the mid-70s. lots of sun and a summerlike day again today with highs reaching low to mid-80s by midafternoon. that northwestern front will begin to approach us and probably move in by this evening, triggering some showers perhaps overnight tonight. here's your evening planner. sunset at 7:18. a few passing showers and maybe some thunder possible this evening. not all the time. just from time to time. looks like it will just be cloudy otherwise and low to mid-70s by late evening. big changes under way for thursday, friday, and the weekend. a look at that in ten minutes. danella has a look at our traffic. good morning. >> good morning. taking the beltway, for example, it's clear. i don't have any accidents to report, but congestion is starting to build. i'll give you a live look right now in maryland. as you take inner loop and outer loop all through maryland, i don't see any problems for you. this is a live look around river road.
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shooting down to 95 in virginia. heading north out of dale city, that's where you're going to start to see your volume begin. and it increases as you head towards fairfax county parkway. you can see all your lanes are full. even the hov lanes quite full at this time. but the good news is no accidents in either direction on 95. now back to you both. >> thank you so much, danella. why some of you may be
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welcome become. 6:15. if you have the dish network and you notice your hdtv channels aren't working, you're not alone. satellite subscribers say many are having issues right now because of what it's calling a satellite anomaly. dish network hopes to fix the problem and have everything back to normal this morning. standard definition channels should be working. see something, say something. you can expect to hear that phrase more often if you take metro to work.
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it's the slogan the transit agency safety awareness campaign is using. metro is relaunching that campaign in the hopes of encouraging riders to report any suspicious activity they see. you can expect a number of events in the coming months at some of metro's busiest stations and showing riders what to look out for. >> today the flood damage ramp that connects the fairfax county parkway to boudinot drive in ft. belvoir will reopen today. it was damaged last week when floodwaters washed away the dirt and other materials that supported it. vdot says crews will place new concrete under the affected portion of the ramp to reinforce it. inspectors from fema and prince george's county will tour upper marlboro tomorrow to assess the flood damage there. one woman found couches and refrigerators in her yard after the water receded. another man says the foundation of his home shifted. the county cannot help the
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uninsured, but if damage countywide exceeds $2.9 million, fema will step in to help. a vote on a proposed curfew in montgomery county has been postponed until at least november. the montgomery county council was supposed to vote on the measure last night. the council now wants to hold at least two more work sessions before voting on the controversial proposal. the curfew, which was put forth by county executive ike leggett would require teenagers 18 years old and under to be off the streets by midnight on weekends and 11:00 p.m. on weekdays. police say the measure would help them protect teens and prevent youth crime. u.s. news and world report's new college ranking report is out this morning. harvard and princeton are tied for first. last year they were number one and number two. yale and columbia are at three and four respectively. five schools are tied for fifth place. cal tech, m.i.t., stanford, university of chicago, and university of pennsylvania. locally, johns hopkins university was 13th place.
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georgetown dropped one slot to 22. it was passed by berkeley. the university of virginia took the 25th spot. george washington university moved up one spot from last year to 50. university of maryland also moved up one spot to 55. virginia tech dropped from 69 to 71. american university also dropped from 79 to 82. the university of maryland is honoring a former coach with a pretty high honor. >> next time you go to the comkwas center, the terps basketball team will be playing on the gary williams court. they announced the court naming on saturday. gary williams retired back in may after coaching at the school for 22 years. president lowe suggested the naming. williams led the terps to a national championship back in 2002, and he is the winningest coach in the school's history.
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the naming ceremony will be held on the 9th of december. >> congratulations to him. a fitting honor. maryland's athletic director is asking fans to be more respectful at football games. he says he's received several complaints of profane language and offensive signs after the terps' home opener against miami. school officials say that kind of behavior paints maryland in a bad light. they say fans have a responsibility to represent the school with class, dignity, and respect. and maryland's new uniforms have gotten a lot of taeng, but another local team will sport some new gear for a big game this year. navy will wear nike pro combat uniforms for the army-navy game. it features an all navy jersey with a white helmet. and the navy anchor is prominent with the phrase don't tread on me. it now features the interlocking gloves that depict an anchor on the palms and are mostly white on the back to mimic navy's dress whites. and army will have brand new
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uniforms too for that game. >> i bet the navy uniform, which looks really nice, probably won't get as much chitchat because the maryland uniforms are so unique with the whole arms and the helmet. >> they don't look like crash test dummies. >> no. almost 6:21. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein for an update on the forecast. tom, a nice morning once again. >> feeling like summertime in september again. dress accordingly. as you head off to work and school, you'll need to dress for warm weather. right now, though, it's cool. low to mid-60s in montgomery, prince george's, and fairfax counties. arlington county in mid and upper 60s as is district columbia. away from the bay, eastern shore, northern neck, upper 50s there. pink sunrise under way. sun's up at 6:48. by 9:00 mid-70s. by noontime, mid-80s. during the afternoon we'll be seeing some increasing clouds from the west. that's along a front that may
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trigger some isolated showers and thunder showers mainly this evening through the region. and earlier out in the mountains, though, that front coming in. and then maybe some lingering showers tomorrow morning. some sun back in the afternoon on thursday with a blustery northwest wind tomorrow. we'll drop out of the 70s into the 40s by friday morning. a nearly 30 degree drop in temperature. on friday afternoon in the upper 60s and partly cloudy. another chilly start to the day on saturday too in the 40s. afternoon highs in the 60s. great hiking weather. and then on sunday, as we get into the afternoon hours, climbing to the low 70s. another cool day, a bit milder on monday and tuesday. danella, good morning. how's our traffic? congestion is building on i-66. right now chopper 4 is live over the scene. this is 66 and the beltway. if you're traveling 66, you're going to see volume increase past the rest area. it's going to be stop and go for you as you get closer to route 50 and make your way towards the beltway. you can see a lot of headlights
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and a lot of congestion at this time. the good news is on 66 there are no accidents to report. and shooting over to the beltway in maryland, this is branch avenue. i'm noticing congestion in both directions, inner loop and outer loop. again, we are clear of accidents. traveling 395, look at this congestion heading north. this is at duke street. i can tell you the volume continues as you head towards seminary. and then continuing on to the 14th street bridge, you're just as busy there. back in ten minutes with another update. back to you both. >> thank you, danella. should have added the army-navy game is going to be at fedex field this year, december the 10th. >> get your tickets now. 6:22 now. 68 degrees. how to be a big loser. the diet program that can help
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welcome back. 6:26. even after his death, michael jackson proves he is one of the world's most popular entertainers. his estate has generated more than $300 million since he died two years ago. about $30 million of money is set to be given to jackson's mother and children as well as some of his favorite charities. jackson was actually in debt when he died. while shedding those extra pounds seems to be easier with a support group than under a doctor's care alone. researchers in three countries found adults lost twice as much weight in a year on a weight watchers plan than those under doctor's care. the average loss was 11 pounds for weight watchers versus 5 pounds for those not on the program. researchers say the regular
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welcome back at 6:30. it is a beautiful morning in the nation's capital. another mild start to the day. the sun will be back up and will warm things up as well. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. tom kierein is here to take a look at our forecast for today. tom, beautiful clear blue skies out there so far. >> looks like a banana mango smoothie to me. >> i'm ready. >> i could use one of those. >> a little bit of cinnamon. good morning. the sun is beginning to take over the sky. the moon has been ruling the sky all night. we've got a clear sky here now. there's the view from space. up and down the atlantic sea board. between here and west virginia, a clear sky.
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farther to the west, increasing clouds in kentucky and southern ohio. those will be rolling over our sky by later this afternoon. right now at 6:31 in the morning. 68 at reagan national. near 70 by the bay. prince george's, montgomery, arlington, and fairfax counties are just near 60 degrees. weather watchers reporting a clear sky in the shenandoah valley. it's in the 50s there in most locations as well as in western maryland and much of west virginia. southern maryland, eastern shore, northern neck now in the 60s. there's that sky over the potomac river now. the sun will be up in about 17 minutes. and by 9:00 we'll be in the mid-70s. here's your day planner. by noontime, the low 80s. it will be feel like summer in september. afternoon highs climbing to the low and mid-80s by midafternoon. we'll have increasing clouds. changes on the way tonight. a look at your evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at our traffic. good morning. >> good morning. right now this just in. if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway and you're taking the exit ramp to get onto 66 west, we have a broken down tractor-trailer, and we can see
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there's actually some delays starting to build. this actually just happened. the tractor-trailer was driving along and trying to get onto 66 west where it just broke down in the right lane. now all of these cars are trapped behind the tractor-trailer that's just stopped there. they have other cars trying to pass the tractor-trailer on the left, but there's just no room. we are starting to see some back-ups starting to build along the beltway. again, this just happened. that's the exit ramp to get onto 66 west. i want to show you maryland right now. we have congestion in this area as well. outer loop of the beltway at colesville road, really start to go get busy at new hampshire avenue. as you make your way to colesville road, that's where you see your congestion. if you're traveling onto 395, big delays at edsall road. these cars are come to go a complete stop as they head towards seminary road. your congestion continues. back in ten minutes with another update. new from overnight, police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man inside a home in the 4600 block of
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garrett avenue in beltsville. news 4's tracee wilkins is live on the scene with all the overnight developments. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning, joe. let me show you the house now that we have sunlight you can actually see. let me show you the home at the center of this investigation. police are questioning people who are inside of the home at the time of the shooting. let me show you what it looked like just a few hours ago as investigators worked both inside of that house and also outside. they responded to this home after the report of shots fired here arrived to find an adult male who had been shot inside of the house. where he was declared dead. now, as i mentioned, there were people inside of the home at the time of the shooting. so police are trying to figure out if the suspect was already in the house with the group and then shot this man or if this was a home invasion where the suspect invaded the home, shot the man, and then left. because they're still trying to clarify that, police are not providing any additional
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information about possible suspects. they're also not releasing the name of the victim at the time. they're only telling us he was an adult male, possibly in his 20s. the investigation is continuing. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning in beltsville. back to you all in the studio. >> tracee, thank you very much. a teenage boy and girl are in jail this morning, accused of plotting to murder the girl's parents. prince william county police say the plan was uncovered after a gun was stolen from the parents' woodbridge home back in august. during the investigation police learned the 16-year-old girl had made threats against her parents and other family members. then she gave the gun to her 17-year-old boyfriend who bragged about the gun on facebook. it was from those posts that police learned the teens planned to kill the parents. both had been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and grand larceny of a firearm, and both are being held without bond. more than 30 families who lost homes in last week's flooding are now caught between political wrangling and a struggle to keep a roof over their heads. the temporary shelter set up to
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help the residents from the holly acres mobile home park in woodbridge will shut down on friday. many of the flood victims say that's not enough time and are begging for the county to extend the time for that closure. >> we need more time and a safe place to stay because we don't have no place to go. nobody has a place to go. >> prince william county chairman cory stewart says the county cannot offer more help without federal funds to be authorized by the president and virginia congressman gerry connolly responded to stewart, saying it is the governor's responsibility to request those disaster funds. if you want to help, you can make a donation to help these folks through the county's website. >> today the presidents will take his jobs plan to raleigh, north carolina. his fifth such speech in just seven days. the president is urging congress to pass the plan he says will create more than 2,000 jobs.
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now republicans are pushing back over how the bill will be funded. the president's plan proposes more than $4 billion in spending, while at the same time a congressional subcommittee is look for trillions in savings. house speaker john boehner will present his own jobs bill tomorrow. republicans won an election seen as a referendum on the president's economic policies. republican bob turner replaced democrat anthony weiner. weiner retired in june after posting pictures of himself on the internet. the heavily democratic section of new york has never sent a republican to the house. new from overnight, an attack on the u.s. embassy and other buildings in kabul, afghanistan, is now over. all the attacksers are dead from the 24-hour fire fight. the u.s. ambassador says six or seven rocket propelled grenades hit inside the perimeter of the embassy.
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no one was injured. the taliban is claiming responsibility. two hikers detained in iran will not be released any time soon. iran's judiciary says it's still reviewing the details of the bail agreement in that case. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad told nbc news that shane bauer and josh fattal would be released, quote, in a couple of days. ahmadinejad has no direct power over the judiciary, though. it alone decides whether to set bail for prisoners. the two were convicted of spying in iran and were expensed to eight years in prison. 6:37 is your time now. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with matt lauer to see what they're working on for "today" this morning. matt, good morning. >> good morning to you. nice to see you. coming up on a wednesday here on "today," the latest on the potential release of those two jailed american hikers in iran. as you were just talking about, overnight the country's judiciary said it was still reviewing the case. ann is going to be live in tehran with the latest details. also, george and cindy
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anthony said their daughter had a history of seizures in their first interview since casey was acquitted of murder. could that explain her erratic behavior at the time of her daughter's disappearance. we'll talk about that. plus in a 13-hour operation doctors in tennessee separate conjoined twins. they were born connected at the pelvis and lower spine. their mother will speak to us in an exclusive live interview. and what is the big fuss over miss sony? the mad dash for a new line that caused target's website to crash. when we get started on a wednesday here on "today." >> all those long lines at the stores. everything just about sold out. >> shelves were empty from what i hear. target promises the website will be back up, and they'll restock those shelves. >> all right. matt lauer, thanks so much. we'll see you soon. >> take care. >> among those screamers, not only miss yang, but now miss sony. >> miss sony. >> did you get anything good? >> i got a couple of things. i was lucky enough.
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i guess that's one of the good things about getting up as early as we do here. >> you went online. you didn't charge the store? >> no. i don't get much time to go to the stores ever. so online works. >> okay. good. >> a lot of people were complaining they tried to check out. it completely crashed. mad rush for sure. >> it was. our time is now 6:39. how the main suspect in the case of
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good morning. it's a cool start to the day. we've got that yellow corn moon. except in the bay. upper 60s to low 70s. a sunny, summery september day in the afternoon. we'll have high clouds coming
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in. then this evening, we may get passing showers and thunder showers. otherwise, quite a bit of cloudiness around. big changes on the way for thursday, friday, and the weekend. a look at that in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? earlier incident is clear. this is when you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway, getting onto 66 west, that exit ramp. we had a stalled truck there. finally, the car has restarted, and we are seeing the congestion relieved right now. i want to show you right now, outer loop of the beltway in maryland, seeing some red around new hampshire avenue, very slow in this area as you head toward georgia avenue. this is the scene at colesville road. we are bumper and bumper, and congestion is moving quite slowly. traveling 66 at sullied road, i'm seeing congestion as you head east, and it's going to continue. 6:43.
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good morning. welcome back. they came together in an amazing display of bravery and strength, and now some of the people who helped rescue a man trapped underneath a burning car are talking about it. a camera crew happened to be filming something overlooking a parking lot in logan, utah, when a bmw and a man on a motorcycle ran into each oochther. the motorcyclist got trapped, and the car burst into flames. a group of people rushed in to help, many of them college students, and together they managed to actually lift that car off of the victim. >> i didn't think of the danger for a minute. i thought maybe it was my son or other relative. i don't care who was under that car so long as we can give him a second chance. >> the motorcyclist, 21-year-old brandon wright, is now
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recovering in the hospital. his uncle said he's aware of the rescuers' courage and is extremely grateful. the new poll just out showed virginiians support tougher regulation of outpatient abortion clinics. the quinnipiac university poll comes one day before new regulations that would hold abortion clinics to the same standards as hospitals. the poll found 55% support tighter regulations to the 22% who oppose them. it also found 61% approval of governor mcdonnell's job performance to 21% who disapprove. quinnipiac surveyed more than 1,300 registered voters statewide. the margin of error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points. the lawyer who defended casey anthony is now in aruba to help gary giordano. giordano is the gaithersburg man held on the island for questioning in the disappearance of robyn gardner. news 4 has learned giordano's family recently hired jose baez. baez is interviewing witnesses on the island right now.
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giordano is the last person to be seen with gardner before she disappeared. giordano told police gardner never returned from snorkeling on august 2nd. legal experts say baez isn't legally able to defend giordano in aruba but can advise his counsel. don't be surprised if someone approaches you at a convenience store or bus stop and tries to sell you a bottle of tide. police say thousands of bottles of the laundry detergent,ing stolen right off the shelves of supermarkets in our area and then being sold for a profit. police say thieves can make thousands of dollars off of tide. one man was arrested with a car full of detergent and more than $90,000 in the bank. right now the fbi is assisting maryland police in their search for a stolen tanker truck. it was stolen late monday or
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early yesterday in the 25000 block of commerce lane in maryland. officials are still working out the details that includes using imaging technology and other options. they've been using new procedures at airports across the country. the new security rules for kids won't take effect at any d.c. area airports over the next few months. privacy advocates and some parents have long complained about the screening procedures for children. you'll want to book your flight now if you plan to go anywhere in the next few months. cnbc's courtney reagan joins us live with more on this story. it's getting very expensive to fly, courtney.
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good morning. >> it's getting very expensive and quite crowded. i hope you don't expect much elbow room because planes have never been this full. 86% of the seats were filled by paying customer ins july and august. if you add in the off-duty airline staff who typically fly for free and people redeeming frequent flier miles, there were even fewer empty seats. analysts say you can expect packed flights for thanksgiving and christmas. this trend isn't letting up any time soon, and airlines generally lose money on empty seats because they're paying the fuel costs for the flight crew. if they had their way, they'd be at 100% capacity all the time. google takes on expedia finally launching its own flight. goog google.com/flights, and you can filter those searches by price, airlines, and routes. the page also has a bar chart showing which dates are more expensive to fly. google has been displaying flight schedules since may when
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it bought data provider ita software. now i guess google does pretty much everything except for make me breakfast. back to you. >> that would be a storty, courtney. >> when that happens, you'd better believe i'm jumping on that service. >> i feel like it's possible. >> it could. really. it seems like they do everything else. >> thanks, courtney. have a great day. >> thank you. you too. a new change for facebook users. you can now filter which friends see your photos, posts, and links. starting today, the social networking site will allow you to customize your groups. it's also rolling out smart lists that will automatically categorize your friends from college, work, and location. it comes in response to google plus, which allows users to group people in circles. still no embarrassing photos online. it's just a smart way to go. >> duh. >> i don't care how private it is >> how about no embarrassing photos, period. just don't take them. >> all right, tom. tell us more about the forecast. very nice. here's one you'll want to post. look at this one. this is a view of our sky.
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there is the pink sunrise this morning. rise and smile. sun is up. just now rising. 6:48 sunrise. right now at reagan national, just to the right there, just offscreen, 68 now under a clear sky. the humidity is sort of moderate. we've got a light south-southwesterly breeze. look at the 30-day rain totals we had at national airport. in the last 30 days we've had over 15 inches of rain. that's why your grass is growing three inches a day. and dulles airport has had almost ten inches of rain in the last 30 days. a lot of that fell just last week. as we look at what's been going on over the last 12 hours, don't have any rain. but there is rain showing up way off to our west in illinois and indiana along a front arriving here later today. right now it's a cool morning. we're in the 60s most areas, near 70 by the bay. and in downtown washington. 50s out in the mountains and parts of the shenandoah valley. we'll have a summer-like
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september day with highs reaching the 80s this afternoon with quite a bit of sunshine. clouding up by late afternoon. could get showers coming in here this evening. we'll be in the 70s through the evening. clouds around. about a 30% to 40% chance of passing showers and thunder showers. might have lingering showers tomorrow morning. then we've got to get the sun back tomorrow afternoon with a blustery northwest wind. we'll fall out of the 70s and into the 40s on friday morning. a cool day friday as well as on saturday. feeling like fall. then a bit milder sunday, monday, and tuesday. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. traveling i-270 in maryland, we have an incident involving a bus blocking your left shoulder lane. this is as you're traveling south. your congestion from father hurley all the way down to the spur. i've been watching. this is actually just happened. and so far, you know, you have the congestion here. it's not related to this incident. but i do want to make awe wayou of it as you're making your commute. congestion still building 95. it starts out of dale city. you're going to see it build as
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you head towards fairfax county parkway. continuing on to 395, still a lot other people inside of home at the time. so police say that right now they're asking those folks, was this a home invasion? or was the person who fired the gun already inside of the house? obviously, this has been a
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complicated investigation for police. they're trying to get those folks who were inside of the house to cooperate. they're not releasing the name of the victim, and they're not releasing any further suspect information at this time. i'm tracee wilkins, live this morning in beltsville. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thanks very much. here's a look at our top stories this morning. the nearly 24-hour attack on the u.s. embassy and other government buildings in kabul, afghanistan, is now over. all the attackers are dead from the firefight. the release of the two american hikers held in iran is not a done deal. the judiciary says they're still reviewing the bail agreement. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad told ann curry that shane bauer and josh fattal would be released, quote n a couple of days. republican bob turner won a special election to replace former congressman anthony weiner. weiner resigned in june after he posted several embarrassing pictures on the internet. some are calling the election
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results as a referendum on president obama's economic policies. and the president will once again hit the road to promote his jobs plan. today he'll travel to raleigh, north carolina. that is "news 4 today." thanks for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with weather, traffic, and breaking news. stay connected with us throughout the day. follow us on facebook and twitter. we'll be back tomorrow morning at 4:30. hope you'll join us then. ♪ ♪ oh, won't you be good to yourself? ♪
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